EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

Anchored by Tracy Sabol, EWTN News Nightly is our daily news and analysis program presenting breaking Catholic News worldwide, top stories, and daily reports from the White House, Capitol Hill, and Rome. Weekdays at 6 & 9 PM EST.
2023-06-06
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, June 6, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The White House National Security Council spokesman, John Kirby, addressed reporters about a major dam in southern Ukraine that collapsed, flooding villages, endangering crops and threatening drinking water supplies. And House Oversight Committee Chair, Congressman James Comer says he will begin the process to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress. Meanwhile, pilgrims continue to flock to rural Missouri amid a remarkable story about the foundress of a Benedictine Order of religious sisters. EWTN News Contributor who just returned from rural Missouri, Catherine Hadro, joins to tell us about the foundress, Sr. Wilhelmina Lancaster. Pope Francis received the Centesimus Annus Foundation on the occasion of its 30th anniversary and he thanked it for its commitment to speaking the social doctrine of the Church. Board member of Centesimus Annus in Germany, Stephanie Zu Loewenstein, joins to tell us more about their audience with Pope Francis. Finally this evening, the popular TV series "Shark Tank" allows entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to successful business tycoons in the hopes of finding an investor. One group has borrowed this idea and given it a Catholic angle. Venture capital investor and member of the Catholic Angels Pitch Competition, Zak Slayback, joins to tell us more about the Catholic Angels Pitch Competition. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-06-05
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, June 5, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden invited 2 world leaders to the White House this week to discuss the war in Ukraine. He welcomed Denmark's Prime Minister and later this week he will meet with Britain's Prime Minister. And thousands of recent college graduates have something in common with nearly 40 million other degree holders. They took out student loans and now have to pay them off. The Democratic-led Senate passed a measure overturning the White House student debt relief plan, although a presidential veto is likely. Meanwhile, the US military has released a video of what it says was an unsafe maneuver by China's Navy in the Strait of Taiwan. Author of "The Coming Collapse of China" and "The Great US-China Tech War," Gordon Chang, joins to tell us about the Taiwan Strait and why this body of water is becoming so important. June 1st kicked off Pride Month, and while the celebration is nothing new, there is a concerning trend about the focus and target of Pride Month. Director of Programs at the Independent Women's Forum, Julie Gunlock, joins to discuss what we are seeing, especially when it comes to messages directed at children. Finally this evening, the Vatican has been shocked by 2 recent security breaches. The incidents highlight security concerns for the safety of Pope Francis. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to share whether the Vatican has a security problem. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-06-02
EWTN News Nightly | Friday June 2, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Much of the nation is breathing a sigh of relief, after the US Senate passed a bill last night preventing a first-ever government default. Meanwhile, speaking in Finland, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reminded the world in stark, tragic terms of the ongoing killing in Ukraine: “Day after day, Russia rains down missiles and drones on Ukrainian apartment buildings, schools, hospitals.” And as the US Senate passed the debt limit spending deal, Economist and Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Joel Griffith, joins to give his take on the deal and how the markets are responding as they are up more than 400 points at the open. Last week the FDA gave the green light to Elon Musk's company Neuralink to begin human trials. The FDA approval is a milestone for the brain chip company. President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, Joseph Meaney, joins to talk about the ethical concerns surrounding brain implant devices. Finally this evening, Pope Francis says he supports an initiative to enhance research at Catholic universities regarding family, marriage and child bearing. The project is called The Family Global Compact. EWTN Vatican journalist Matteo Ciofi has more. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-06-01
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, June 1, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The bipartisan debt ceiling deal now heads to the Senate after clearing the US House by a wide margin, with sizable Democratic support - a victory for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. The vote was 314 to 117. Meanwhile, delivering the commencement speech to graduating cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, President Joe Biden said today, “This day is a day to celebrate!” And a recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal sharply criticizes the Los Angeles Dodgers for its decision to honor a transgender group that openly mocks the Catholic faith. Matthew Hennessey, an opinion columnist at the Wall Street Journal, joins to share why he felt the need to write the story. A growing number of Major League Baseball players are also speaking out against the LA Dodgers. EWTN News legal analyst and director of the Conscience Project, Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, joins to discuss if a player is under contact, whether they could face legal repercussions if they voice their opinion or protest in any way. Finally this evening, following a several years-long break because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Vatican Observatory Summer School is welcoming students back this week. Astronomer and Historian with the Vatican Observatory, Chris Graney, joins to tell us more about the summer school and how it will look post-pandemic. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-05-31
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, May 31, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: June 1st is the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and President Joe Biden met with federal agency leaders to talk about plans and preparations for “extreme weather events.” Meanwhile, the Fiscal Responsibility Act now before Congress does not include any cuts to social security, but if lawmakers don't do something soon, social security benefits would be automatically cut by 24% in about 10 years. One Louisiana Senator is making it his goal to save it before it's too late. A 9th Catholic priest has been shot and killed in Mexico in just the past 4 years. Editor in Chief of ACI Prensa, David Ramos, gives us an update on the priest murdered last week in Capacho, Mexico. And a young teenage girl in Australia recently lost her life after participating in a deadly social media trend on TikTok called chroming, when kids inhale harmful chemicals such as nail polish removers, deodorants and hairspray with the intent to get high. Executive Director at Responsibility.org, Leslie Kimball, joins to share her thoughts and what parents can do. Finally this evening, the Australian Embassy to the Holy See is hosting a series of events this week, highlighting the contributions of indigenous peoples. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, sat down with the Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Chiara Porro, to find out more. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-05-30
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, May 30, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Over the weekend, President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy agreed to raise the debt ceiling. Like all other Americans, President Biden must now wait and see what US lawmakers will do with the debt ceiling and budget deal that was just negotiated. It’s in their hands now with a vote soon to happen. Meanwhile, a judge in South Carolina has placed a temporary hold on a recently signed 6-week abortion ban. Senior Reporter at the Daily Signal, Mary Margaret Olohan, joins to share her thoughts on the judge halting the pro-life bill in South Carolina and what comes next. And Turkey's longtime president is not leaving power anytime soon. Philip Crowther, affiliate reporter with the Associated Press, has more from Turkey. Also, the Vatican released a 20 page pastoral reflection on Sunday urging the faithful to be "reflective, not reactive" on social media. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about these guidelines. Finally this evening, May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and 2 military veterans are raising their voices to reach out to former service members. One of the members of "Over, Never Out," Jason Criss Howk, also spent 23 years in the US Army and served several tours in Afghanistan, and he joins us now to share why he released this song and why outreach to our veterans and their mental health is so important to him. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-05-29
EWTN News Nightly: Memorial Day Special | Monday, May 29, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: We introduce you to World War II veteran, 97-year old Stanley Maybruck, who was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. We caught up with Mr. Maybruck outside the WW II Memorial in Washington DC. One historian says every day is Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. We talked to the cemetery's historian, who happens to be Catholic. Tim Frank explained how Memorial Day got its start under a different name. And, the Merchant Mariners of World War II are also receiving recognition. The group was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal. Lawmakers gathered last May for a ceremony to mark the occasion. Meanwhile, the Archbishop for Military Services is speaking out against the provision to allow abortions in certain circumstances at VA medical centers. Archbishop Timothy Broglio calls the measure "morally repugnant" and joins to discuss a letter he wrote. We then take you to the Vatican to introduce you to the Swiss Guards who promise to protect the Pope. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, shows us last year's swearing-in ceremony for the world's smallest and oldest standing army. Finally this evening, hundreds of people turned out last year for a pilgrimage in honor of an American military chaplain who lost his life during the Korean War. They followed the footsteps of Father Emil Kapaun, who died in a North Korean prison camp after an 87 mile march of his own. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-05-26
EWTN News Nightly | Friday May 26, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: In a Telemundo interview released today, Pope Francis shares his perspective on the war in Ukraine and his meeting with Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Meanwhile, the White House ripped a new South Carolina pro-life law and former President Trump released a video about why he’s the best candidate to beat President Biden in 2024, according to poll numbers. In other news, Target has announced it is removing some of its LGBTQ+ merchandise ahead of its pride month in June due to intense backlash from some customers. Many of these products were created by a London-based transgender designer who uses occult and satanic symbols in clothing and products. Social Media influencer Oli London shares his thoughts with us. Last Year 55,000 people gathered for a Pentecost event taking place in Croatia. American actor Jim Caviezel will also be present at this year's event and will speak about his Catholic faith. Luka Radocaj, editor for the Foreign Programme at Laudato TV in Croatia, tells us what we can expect. Finally this evening, Blair Walker, Executive Director of the Atlanta Interfaith Chaplaincy explains that a particular chapel in the international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson airport (ALT) has something special that the others don’t, an adoration chapel. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-05-25
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, May 25, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The US could default on its debt in only one week, unless President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy can strike a deal. Both Republicans and Democrats continue to blame each other for the potential economic crisis. President Biden also introduced the Air Force general he wants to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. And a new report says Ukraine is close to running out of money amid the war with Russia, and neighboring Poland is asking countries to give more aid. Poland's Consul General in New York, Adrian Kubicki, joins to share why Poland is pushing so hard to find additional funding for Ukraine. Meanwhile, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, appointed a leader in the Vatican's efforts to fight clergy abuse, is among those named in a new lawsuit in Boston. And the Vatican has released the theme for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in September. The theme is "let justice and peace flow." Executive Director of the Laudato Si Movement, Tomas Insua, joins to tell us some of the highlights from the news conference today. Finally this evening, when the Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of Apostles, exhumed the body of their foundress earlier this month, they discovered the unexpected. Executive Director of EWTN's ACI group, who has been following the story from the beginning, Kelsey Wicks, joins to share more about who Sr. Wilhemina Lancaster is. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-05-24
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, May 24, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: It was only a question of how he’d make the official announcement, and when. And today, Americans found out. Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis was scheduled to announce on Twitter during a conversation with CEO Elon Musk, that he’s running for the Oval Office. Washington Editor at the Spectator and author of "The Snowflakes' Revolt: How Woke Millennials Hijacked American Media," Amber Athey, joins to share her thoughts on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appearing set to enter the race for the White House in 2024. Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers is trying to do what hasn't been done in 36 years - pass comprehensive immigration reform. The bill could offer a path to citizenship for undocumented migrants in the US. It also would invest in border security. And the Los Angeles Dodgers will recognize an anti-Catholic transgender group at an event next month. President of Catholic Vote, Brian Burch, joins to tell us a little more about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and why some of their stunts are mocking the Catholic Church. Finally this evening, a religious order founded in Poland and dedicated to the Immaculate Conception is celebrating a major milestone this year. EWTN Vatican Journalist, Benjamin Crockett, has more. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-05-23
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, May 23, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the White House and Republicans continue to clash over the nation’s debt limit, and as Americans wait to see how the never-ending debt ceiling drama plays out, the Bipartisan Policy Center warns “the situation could deteriorate quickly and be hard to reverse….” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy denies the need for a tax increase. He thinks America just needs to spend less. The top representative spoke to Capitol Hill reporters shortly after his meeting with President Joe Biden. And a Washington DC think tank has launched an initiative to support the pro-life efforts of Senator Tommy Tuberville. The Vice President for Domestic Policy at the Heritage Foundation, Roger Severino, joins to share why they started this petition to support Senator Tuberville and what the response has been. Meanwhile, Pope Francis has entrusted Cardinal Matteo Zuppi with a peace mission for Ukraine. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about this mission. Finally this evening, reaction continues to pour in after a baby in the United Kingdom was born earlier this month with the DNA of 3 people. According to Catholic Church teaching, the method of In vitro fertilization is considered immoral. Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Expert with the Catholic Medical Association, Dr. Laura Rubal, joins to explain more about IVF and why the Catholic Church considers it immoral. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-05-22
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, May 22, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: With the U.S. getting closer to being unable to meet its financial obligations, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy were set to meet at the White House today. And, there was a big announcement on the campaign trail. Editorial Director at the Daily Caller, Vince Coglianese, joins to share what he makes of the decision by Tim Scott to enter the race for the White House in 2024. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration is taking its fight for abortion access to children in elementary schools. The Education Department wants to use US taxpayer dollars to create partnerships between schools and abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood. And Republican Congressman Chris Smith from New Jersey has said he wants to revoke trade privileges with China over its horrible human rights record. He tells us more about this proposal and whether it has gained any support so far. Experts recently gathered at the Vatican to discuss how a Church document on married life, remains relevant more than 50 years after it was written. The 2 day event examined Humanae vitae. Professor Pia De Solenni, joins to tell us more about this event, who attended and what some of the highlights were. Finally this evening, there have been Eucharistic processions in several US cities as part of the National Eucharistic Revival. EWTN Pro-Life Weekly's Prudence Robertson has more. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-05-19
EWTN News Nightly | Friday May 19, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the war in Ukraine grinds on with no immediate end to the horrific bloodshed in sight, President Joe Biden has just given the ok for plans to train Ukrainian pilots on U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets. A man was arrested on Thursday after forcing entry into Vatican City. The incident happened at the Santa Anna gate after 8pm. Meanwhile, the growing mental-health crisis facing America's teenagers is motivating a group of senators, 2 progressive Democrats and a pair of conservative Republicans, to join forces and take on Big Tech. A new study says most American corporations receive failing grades when it comes to religious freedom and free speech. Senior Vice President for Corporate Engagement at Alliance Defending Freedom, Jeremy Tedesco, joins to tell us about a legal settlement and the victory ADF is celebrating for pro-lifers in California. A Catholic religious order dedicated to missionary work around the world has elected a new leader. Superior General of the Company of Mary, Fr. Yoseph Putra Dwi Darma WATUN, joins to tell us more about this general chapter and its election. Finally this evening, Most Catholic parishes will celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord on Sunday. Associate Professor of Practice in Catechetics at the Catholic University of America and author of "The Beauty of Faith," Jem Sullivan, joins to share what the Church invites us to celebrate this coming Ascension Sunday. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-05-18
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, May 18, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden is facing a debt ceiling debate at home and tricky issues overseas. He arrived in Japan to prepare for the G7 Summit. Meanwhile, a high stakes battle is taking place in a federal appeals court, the issue is whether the widely used abortion pill, mifepristone, should remain on the market after challenges to its FDA approval dating back more than 20 years. The case will likely be headed to the US Supreme Court. And lawmakers on Capitol Hill recently held a hearing to revisit the implications of the FACE Act. Senior Counsel for First Liberty Institute, Jeremy Dys, joins to tell us why he felt compelled to give testimony on this and some of the things he highlighted in his remarks. Portugal's president has signed a measure to decriminalize assisted suicide, after lawmakers overrode all 4 of his attempts to veto it. Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Alex Schadenberg, joins to share what is happening and why there is a huge push for assisted suicide in the country where 80% of the population is Catholic. Finally this evening, the first Congress of Perpetual Adoration in Poland brought together faith leaders and experts on Eucharistic miracles. Regional Manager of EWTN in Central and Eastern Europe, Iwo Bender, joins to tell us a little more about this event, why it was put together and what the reaction has been. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2023-05-17
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, May 17, 2023
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The White House says a new North Carolina abortion ban "will harm patients and threaten doctors." The president and vice president both side with pro-abortion groups including one that held a big event last night in Washington DC. Congress and the White House are racing against the clock to find a path avoiding default on the nation's debt. The mood on Capitol Hill is hopeful, Congressional leaders say they want to reach a framework agreement by the end of the week. And a report in The Washington Examiner says the Los Angeles Dodgers will honor a transgender group that uses Catholic imagery in sexualized contexts. Executive Editor of the upcoming journal at Common Sense Society, Christopher Bedford, joins to share what his take is on this decision by the Dodgers and what it signals. Meanwhile, the 22nd General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis took place in Rome to elect new leadership. New Secretary General at Caritas Internationalis, Alistair Dutton, joins to tell us more about the general assembly and what issues they focused on in addition to the elections. Finally this evening, Teddy Howell is 9 and the third grader is the host of the podcast, "The Kids' Bible in a Year with Teddy." The podcast is based on the wildly popular "The Bible in a Year" with Father Mike Schmitz. Young podcaster Teddy Howell and his father Sean join to discuss the podcast and how it came about. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn